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Re: thoughts on LWN "how many Fedora users are there"



On Friday 13 October 2006 16:29, Les Mikesell wrote:
> > What exactly is your concern from the project collected anonymous stats
> > from mirrors logs on the server side? I cant see any reason why you
> > would want to avoid that. If you do, use a local mirror.
>
> I don't personally have a problem with this so I can't elaborate, but
> I've seen others suggest a privacy concern that should probably be
> respected.  

Surely this is easy enough to resolve?  If Fedora publish the script that is 
used to harvest the IP and do whatever is required, surely it would be simple 
enough for anyone who needs to, to check that their privacy is preserved?  
After all, this is one of the main arguments in favour of Open Source 
Software.

Anne

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